India woos neighbours as rifts open South Asian door to China
India pledged a slew of regional investments at a South Asian summit this week, seeking to counter China’s growing economic inroads into its backyard...
Power play: How Putin’s allies channeled billions into Ukraine control
In little more than a decade, a powerful Ukrainian by the name of Dmitry Firtash went from obscurity to wealth and renown, largely by buying gas from Russia...
Israel’s lurch to the right dims two-state peace prospects
Israel’s prime minister says he will work to revoke residency rights and social benefits of people who commit politically motivated violence and...
Murdered UK soldier ‘may have been saved’ if web firms had alerted MI5
The killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby could have been prevented if an internet company had flagged up a graphic message from one of the killers in which he...
U.S. Pentagon insiders said to be top replacements for Chuck Hagel
In replacing retiring Chuck Hagel, U.S. President Barack Obama must choose his fourth Defense secretary in less than six years and the first who will face...
Israel leader vows to pass nationality law, delist Arabic as official language
Israel’s prime minister vowed Monday to pass a contentious nationality law that has threatened the stability of his fragile coalition government,...
Putin plans to step down by 2024, ‘mood allowing’
Russian president Vladimir Putin, who has been in office since 2000, says he will abide by the country’s constitution and end his presidency no later...
'Take the sugar off the table': Australia leaves refugees in Indonesia
Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison Wednesday said he is “taking the sugar off the table” in announcing that Canberra is slamming...
Irate Mexico president on defensive over mansion
Mexico’s under-fire President Enrique Pena Nieto defended on Tuesday his wife’s controversial purchase of a mansion owned by a government contractor,...
Do svidaniya: ‘Tired’ Putin leaves G20 summit, but hints at Ukraine resolution
Russian President Vladimir Putin has left Australia for Moscow after the G20 leaders’ summit, saying he needs to get home and get some sleep before...
Obama defends United States commitment to Asia Pacific region
U.S. President Barack Obama vigorously defended his commitment to strengthening U.S.
Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. hurdle and could be Obama’s third veto
It’s a sign of how few laws have come through the U.S. Congress to the president’s desk for approval.
Obama, Suu Kyi meet, call for greater democratic reform in Myanmar
U.S. President Barack Obama has met with Myanmar’s democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi, as the nation turns towards next year’s elections with...
Ukraine crisis taking center stage at G20 summit as world leaders gather
The G20 leaders summit in Australia starting on Saturday is setting up as a showdown between Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin, following...
After US-China climate deal, focus on India to follow suit
After this week’s carbon emissions deal between the United States and China, No.
Obama arrives in Myanmar amid warnings about reform
For U.S. President Barack Obama, Myanmar’s stalled progress on promised political and economic reforms is jeopardizing what was to be a crowning...
You can leave your coat on: Did Putin flirt with China’s First Lady?
Russian president Vladimir Putin raised eyebrows during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, when he put his coat on Chinese...
Barack Obama pushes for 12-nation trade talks at APEC China summit
President Barack Obama has arrived in Beijing for a three-day visit focused on trade talks and a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
White House says Iran policy unchanged despite secret IS-related letter
Citing “people briefed on the correspondence,” an influential U.S. newspaper is reporting that President Barack Obama wrote a letter to Iran’s...
New Republican Congress could hand Obama major setbacks on Iran policy
After the election drubbing suffered by his Democrats, U.S. President Barack Obama will face a Republican-controlled Congress critical of his foreign policy—and...
U.S. midterm elections: Obama’s party faces major challenge in Senate
Americans are voting in midterm elections that could see President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party lose control of the Senate.
Gas deal may be first sign of Russia-Ukraine cool-off
Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several...
Obama-Netanyahu tensions level up with reported slur
An anonymous U.S. official’s reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickens**t,” or worthless coward, drew...
Voters in Toronto to decide whether to extend Ford family’s reign in mayor seat
Monday is municipal voting day in Ontario. Toronto, Canada’s largest city, will be in the spotlight as residents decide whether to extend the Ford...
Islamic State ‘training pilots to fly fighter jets’
Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war...
U.S. Vice President’s son discharged from Navy after failing cocaine test
Hunter Biden, the youngest son of U.S. Vice President - and possible 2016 presidential candidate - Joe Biden was discharged in February from the U.S.
UN chief: Nobody is contributing towards my £620m Ebola trust fund
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon has called for more financial support from the international community for the struggle against killer disease...
Putin warns U.S. not to ‘blackmail’ Russia over Ukraine crisis
President Vladimir Putin has warned Washington that a spat between nuclear powers over the Ukraine crisis could threaten global stability and said in remarks...
Michael Bloomberg is a knight, but not a sir
Queen Elizabeth II has made former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg an “honorary” knight of the British realm,...
Friend of Boston bombing suspect faces 16 years in jail if convicted of lying
A college friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, charged with lying about a visit to his dormitory room three days after the deadly blasts, goes...